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Or simply release a patch that disabled only the online portion.

coughTheCrewcough

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Hmm, I use Spotify to stream a wake up mix (approved by my SO,) to an Amazon Echo via Home Assistant. Currently, I know of no way to stream arbitrary music files to an Echo. And I know of no consumer grade device that can accept the command to “Shut your cake hole” when we’re tired of listening to stuff while being compatible with HA. This is … inconvenient.

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I can say that having only one rental… is not enough. We have started the process to sell our rental as we were only making < $1500/year on it. It just wasn’t worth it. But if we had had around 3-ish rentals then maybe it would’ve been better as they could better support one another. We charged a lot for rent, but, after taxes, insurance, near constant repairs, and now the threat of not being able to secure insurance (due to companies leaving the higher risk area that we were in,) it just isn’t worth the hassle for a single home rental unless it is next door to your own house, and you are doing the repairs.

My take is that 1-2 houses still isn’t enough. Especially if you’re trying to replace active income generation (jobs and such). Nobody needs 40 units (that would be it’s own property mgmt. job), but one or two is most certainly not enough. I could probably get by with the income of ~10 if a property mgmt company was supporting me.

The problem isn’t that people are trying to make money off of rentals, it’s that people are trying to make too much money off rentals by raising monthly rates to rent-trap level, and low-to-non-existent repair-rates.

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As an aside, and this is all an incredibly “first world” kind of a situation, but I’m not sure how you address the bitterness of some circles (like maybe this thread?) toward the layer of people who got ROI on hard work: I’d also be a proponent of limiting legacy wealth and eating billionaires. I was in college for 15 years at a state school and worked 10 at a university before I made big boy money and got stuff on my own. Not everybody who has some extra money got it by lucky birth or by exploiting the masses and I’ve still got loans to pay, why not own some houses for people like past-me to rent and make a little extra for the effort? I guess it’s easier to see it this way from this side of the problem.

I usually handle this by reminding people-at-large that landlords are not the problem. “Rent-seeking” landlords are the problem. I’d imagine that given the ARR-mindset of some of the larger players also contributes to the negative stereotype. Where the goal is not “Providing a Service”, but instead it is “Building Capital”, that’s where I start to lose interest.

I too, feel that if your annual income is greater than 8 zeros, then you should get a plaque from the IRS saying “Congratulations, you’ve beaten capitalism this year, now go outside and touch grass.” and everything above that is used to actually better society. This is what progressive taxes that were reduced 40 years ago were intended to do (Source: Effects of Reaganomics).

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In the thigh pads, clearly.

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“And he shall know your ways, as if born to them…”

LISAN AL GAIB!!

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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer…”

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I use an iPhone because I need two things to just work, and my phone is one of those things. (The other is my car, but that isn’t super relevant here.)

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Loved it. I found the pacing was pretty much perfect. And I found the portrayal of Paul as the reluctant… hmm… protagonist (can’t quite bring myself to use the word “Hero”) to have been done very well. I didn’t love how it was left with Chani, but eh, and I found the wrap-up to be a bit … rushed. But I thought Denis did a wonderful job.

I also loved the depiction of Geidi Prime. It was nice to have a bit more context for that part of the story.

Scientists have invented a unique camera that allows you to see the world through the eyes of animals. Experience colors the way animals see them • Technology (ua-stena.info)

A camera that allows you to see the world through the eyes of animals Scientists have created a new type of camera that allows people to see the world the way animals see it....

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How long before he’s offered some extra spicy tea?

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Eh, that’s a mitigating circumstance.

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Heh, cool. I saw this theaters when it first came out. I was about ten… there may have been some scarring.

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I’ve been using the hotio image for qbt. It’s working pretty well. ghcr.io/hotio/qbittorrent:latest

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Anybody else getting Aku vibes from the first picture?

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Melvin Idle and Fallout… 3 GOTY were the last two.

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I’m pretty sure the Winnie that Pooh is now in the public domain.

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Ah… carry on then.

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